Thought for the day

"It has become apparent that whole masses of human population are, as a whole, inferior in their claim upon the future, to other masses, that they cannot be given opportunities or trusted with power as the superior peoples are trusted, that their characteristic weaknesses are contagious and detrimental to the civilizing fabric, and that their range of incapacity tempts and demoralizes the strong. To give them equality is to sink to their level, to protect and cherish them is to be swamped in their fecundity. " -- H.G. Wells' in "Anticipations of the Reaction of Mechanical and Scientific Progress upon Human Life and Thought" 1901

Between the war years of 1942 and 1944, trains carried 98 percent of military personnel and over 90 percent of freight for the military. These incredible photos show how women in America helped keep the railroads running smoothly and keep this vital part of the war effort. By the end of the war, there were approximately 116,000 women working on railroads across the United States. The photographs were taken in April 1943 by Office of War Information photographer Jack Delano, who captured the women of the Chicago and North Western Railroad Roundhouse in Clinton, Iowa, as they cleaned, lubricated, maintained, and fixed trains Hawking locomotives .